T. Richard Robe, Ph.D., P.E.

Dean Emeritus | Cruse W. Moss Professor Emeritus

Thurlow Robe Professional Milestones

A Timeline of Professional Milestones

1951

Dr. Robe becomes an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

1954

Dr. Robe serves as an engineer for General Electric Company until 1960.

1955

Dr. Robe receives a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Ohio University.

1955

Dr. Robe marries Eleanora C. Komyati.

1955

Dr. Robe serves as a major in the United States Air Force Reserves. He retires in 1985 after 30 years of service.

1956

Dr. Robe serves as a jet fighter pilot in the United States Air Force while serving on active duty until 1959.

1960

Dr. Robe becomes an acting instructor of civil engineering at Ohio University.

1962

Dr. Robe receives a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Ohio University.

1965

Dr. Robe becomes assistant and then full professor, associate dean, and special assistant to the president at the University of Kentucky.

1966

Dr. Robe receives a Doctor of Philosophy in applied mechanics from Stanford University.

1973

Dr. Robe becomes a research fellow at the Postgraduate School of Applied Dynamics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

1975

Dr. Robe is appointed president and chairman of the board at Q.E.D. Associate, Incorporated in Lexington, Kentucky.

1975

Dr. Robe serves as a liaison officer at the United States Air Force Academy in Kentucky while serving in the United States Air Force Reserves.

1980

Dr. Robe is appointed dean of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University.

1985

Dr. Robe is appointed chair of the Ohio Engineering Deans Council.

1992

Dr. Robe becomes Cruse W. Moss professor of engineering education at Ohio University.

1996

Dr. Robe is founding director of the T. Richard and Eleanora K. Robe Leadership Institute at Ohio University, after its founding by the Russ College Board of Visitors and Board of Trustees.

1996

Dr. Robe becomes Dean Emeritus and Cruse W. Moss Professor Emeritus at the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

2001

Dr. Robe is inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Graduates at the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

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